Update: Budget Check – Pilot

Published April 8, 2022 The Budget Check Pilot which was communicated in a Research News announcement on March 11, 2022, has been completed. During the pilot, Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) disapproved transactions that received a budget check message. As discussed during the Workday Bi-Weekly Zoom Call on April 6, 2022, the relevant data regarding the […]

New IRB Fee Schedule Effective July 1, 2022

Published April 4, 2022 We are announcing a revised IRB fee schedule for research studies that are supported by for-profit entities and WashU serves as the IRB. The last fee increase occurred in 2015.  The new fee schedule is listed below (Table 1) and becomes effective for all reviews as of July 1, 2022. These fees reflect current […]

Spring Research Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Update

Published April 1, 2022 It’s time once again for some spring reminders and updates from Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). EH&S has been working to support your lab safety efforts by creating a standard operating procedure (SOP) template and guidance document, which are available on the EH&S SOP landing page. Certainly feel free to utilize […]

Required Use of Research.gov for Preparation and Submission of Proposals in Response to Program Descriptions

Published March 28, 2022 The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released the “Dear Colleague” information below. Dear Colleagues: In accordance with Important Notice No. 147, many National Science Foundation (NSF) program solicitations now require the use of Research.gov for the preparation and submission of proposals. Please be advised that NSF will now start requiring the use […]

ePARS System Moving to Read-Only Status

Published March 23, 2022 Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) would like to notify the research community that the ePARS system (legacy effort reporting system) will be switched to a Read-Only status, effective March 31, 2022. Moving to Read-Only is the first step in retiring the system. Under Read-Only status, faculty and staff will still be able to […]

Budget Check – Pilot

Published March 11, 2022 As discussed at the Research Administrator Forum on March 10, 2022, and several Bi-weekly Workday Grant Issues calls, Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) will be initiating a Pilot related to transaction approvals that receive a Budget Check warning message. The designed functionality in Workday will generate this message when the free balance […]

Effort Certification Reminder

Published February 28, 2022 We are two weeks into the first effort reporting cycle in Workday. The due date for all effort to be certified is March 16, 2022. As of today, we have 34% of all eligible employees certified. Please reach out to the applicable faculty/staff in your department to remind them to look at […]

NIH Salary Cap for FFY2022

Published February 15, 2022 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the Salary Cap to $203,700 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 2, 2022, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards. Find the full text for this notice NOT-OD-22-076 here. Effective February 11, 2022, Workday began applying […]

NSF: Implementation of the New SAM UEI to Replace DUNS

Published February 1, 2022 The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released the “Dear Colleague” information below. WashU’s SAM.gov registration is managed centrally by the Office of Sponsored Research Services. WashU’s SAM.gov registration is current with an expiration date of November 9, 2022. WashU’s UEI is L6NFUM28LQM5. If your NSF grant application will have outgoing subawards, […]

Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement

Published January 19, 2022 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released an updated version of their Grants Policy Statement (GPS) via NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-22-050. The revised GPS (dated December 2021) applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2021. This new GPS supersedes, in its entirety, […]